Probably time to revisit the air-dropped WiFi mesh node idea
The recipe so far:
- Cut-away drogue
- Flip-up 5V solar panels
- 18650 battery pack
- Hacked travel router
- Spray painted PVC tube
- 2 End caps
- Spring-loaded, sheet metal legs
+ Maybe an ESP32 to handle maintenance like flipping the solar panels down and up again via solenoid to get rid of snow/debris accumulation
@cypnk now you got me curious what you are talking about lol.
Something like Scuttlebutt (https://scuttlebutt.nz/) appeals, where it doesn't need regular, real-time connectivity. Get a message out, store-and-forward style, occasionally by sneakernet.
Maybe you'd want some sort of gateway to the world, opportunistically, not aimed at browsing and Netflix.
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